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Exploring Ireland’s Ancient East

Nestled amongst the rolling hills of Boyne Valley lies Newgrange, a passage tomb constructed by Stone Age farmers over 5,000 years ago. Celebrated by historians as the archaeological jewel of Ireland’s Ancient East, debate continues...

Blarney Castle: Where Irish Myths and History Combine

Located near county cork, you'll find the captivating medieval Blarney Castle, built over six hundred years ago. This Irish castle is filled with endless myths and legends that would attract anyone to see it up...

Drunken History: Ireland’s Whiskey Heritage

Ireland has a rich and proud history when it comes to whiskey: even the word itself is derived from the Gaelic ‘uisce beatha’ (‘water of life’). Throughout the island of Ireland you will find whiskey...

Grace O’Malley: Meet the Greatest 16th-Century Irish Feminist

Known as an Irish chieftain and legend of the sea, Grace O’Malley is remembered as one of the greatest and most important figures of her era. A ferocious pirate and sea conquerer who stopped at...

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, Dublin

The Irish Emigration Museum is also known as EPIC Dublin; one of the best museums in Ireland to Visit. At the 26th annual 'World Travel Awards', EPIC Museum Dublin was voted as 'Europe's Leading Tourist...
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Arthur Guinness: The Man Behind the World’s Most Famous Beer

Ireland is famous for being the home of many talented people from poets, authors, to actors and even inventors. One of Ireland’s greatest ever inventors is a man that most Irish people will already know,...

Reasons to visit Ireland; From Medieval Castle’s to Enchanting Landscapes

As summer approaches, and you start to plan your travel adventures, ConnollyCove wants to make sure you don’t miss out on an unforgettable trip to Ireland. There are so many sensational reasons to visit Ireland...

Best Free Things to do in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland has quickly become one of the top tourist destinations, shows like Game of Thrones being filmed around locations in Northern Ireland has helped to bring more visitors to the country than ever before....

The Mystery of the Celtic Nations around the World Unravelled

The world is a big place to explore with all the interesting cultures each place has to offer you. There are numerous nations around the globe, including some that people usually get confused about.Speaking...

Things to do in Cobh: A Charming Port Town in County Cork

Located just off the coast of County Cork, you'll discover the alluring harbour town of Cobh. The charming town has an incredible history, between 1848 and 1950, its port played an important role in helping...

The History of the Irish Flag

Flags have huge importance that helps us recognise different countries all around the world. Many of the world flags are filled with a fascinating history that helps give meaning to different places.The Irish flag is...

The Symbols of Ireland and their Significance in the Irish Culture

Many centuries ago, the Celts built their own civilisation. They wanted to stay recognised by the whole world. Especially that they exist in more than one country, yet they’re all united by their Celtic backgrounds....